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palestinian status at the u.n.; reading the fine print; tackling immigration reform and re-purposing digital data gathered during the campaign. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: wall street tracked the ups and downs of the fiscal cliff drama in washington today. at one point, the dow jones industrial average was off more than 100 points. but stocks made up the ground after the president's talk of a deal by christmas. the dow ended with a gain of nearly 107 points to close at 12,985. the nasdaq rose 24 points to close well over 2,991. a moderate republican senator susan collins of maine voiced new concerns today about u.n. ambassador susan rice. it stemmed from rice's initial account, on a sunday talk show, of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. at the time, she said it began as an anti-american protest, but she now says she was working off faulty intelligence. rice met with collins for 90 minutes today, but afterward the senator remained critical. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. i continue to be troubled by
forward with the campaign to try and sabotage the u.n. bid -- the palestinian u.n. bid and also as a ploy for election -- for garnering votes for upcoming elections. for the incumbent government. the fact of the matter is, when i spoke with people on the ground today in the south, these are the constituents that would primarily vote for prime minister netanyahu and right now they're not very happy with him and many, many people said they're withdrawing their vote in the coming election, that they will not be voting for his likud party. they're unhappy with the fact that there was a pullback from a full-scale invasion. people living in the south who, again, have been through this situation and scenario for years and years wanted to see a ground invasion. they wanted -- they said they wanted to see -- some people said they wanted to see gaza flattened. they said they wanted to seeed things taken to the end. they weren't certain what that meant. when pushed to the wall, what does that mean, taking this situation to the end? they weren't really certain really what that meant. but, again, this
if obama decides to choose her as the next secretary of state. she's the ambassador to u.n. she's not in charge of intelligence and not in charge of intelligence reports. it is simultaneously true they scrub the reports she got of any al qaeda mention. that was probably done within the intelligence community herself. her job as u.n. ambassador was to tell what that intelligence report said on the sunday shows and that's what she did. i don't think there's any reason to disqualify her based on anything that's happened in the last year. and, frankly, i guess i'd cut her a little slack for some of the political attacks she's taken. i guess i don't agree with graham and mccain on this one. but if you're going to be a diplomat, you should probably be diplomatic all the way around. ( laughter ) you're going to come in for a little criticism. >> benghazi has almost taken on a yalta fascination, who lost china. it seems to-- there's no question there are legislate questions about yet security was so inadequate, but the idea that this was some master conspiracy hatched in some foreign
in predicted holiday sales. un, only a small portion of that, maybe 20%, but much more likely somewhere around 10% will be online sales. i think some of that is really organic and new, but we don't yet have the numbers for this holiday season. you know, several people have commented today, we don't even know if this kind of momentume which is very real, very significant for this five-day holiday spree, much more than even the boom optimists predicted -- whether that will continue into the long holiday season is still ahead. >> brown: neil what, do you look at, the question of online shopping? is it its own thing? does it add to the whole? what's the impact in the larger picture? >> people are going to spend based on their incomes and jobs and paychecks. ultimately, whether that spending happens online at amazon or in a store, you know, it matters for the retail sector. it matters for all kinds of workers in that sector. but in terms of the overall economy what matters is how much people are spending. one man's spending is another man's income and getting to a place where more people have jobs,
's ambassador to the u.n. failed to mollify senate critics today on the attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. susan rice met with republican senators who've criticized her for saying-- five days after the attack-- that anti-american protests were to blame. in fact, u.s. officials already knew it was a terrorist strike. today, rice blamed faulty intelligence. but senator lindsey graham said he was unimpressed. bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before that the 16 september explanation about how four americans died in benghazi libya by ambassador rice i think does not do justice to the reality at the time and in hindsight clearly was completely wrong. >> sreenivasan: graham, along with senators mccain and ayotte, have said they'll oppose rice if she's nominated to be secretary of state. but independent senator joe lieberman also met with rice today, and he said he was satisfied with her explanation of events. >> i found her statements to be significant. she was just as clear and absolute as she could be that she based her testimony and her statements on sunday morning televi
the vote would strengthen their hand in future peace talks with israel. but the israeli ambassador to the u.n., ron prosor, warned that the palestinians are turning their backs on peace. >> for as long as president abbas prefers symbolism over reality, as long as he prefers to travel to new york for u.n. resolutions rather than travel to jerusalem for genuine dialogue, any hope of peace will be out of reach. >> sreenivasan: meanwhile, a bipartisan group of u.s. senators said today they will push to cut off u.s. aid, if the palestinians use their new status to bring israel before the international criminal court. in iraq, a wave of attacks today killed at least 43 people. most of the victims were in the city of hillah, south of baghdad. back-to-back explosions targeted shi-ite pilgrims and emergency responders. the force of the blasts left twisted wreckage of cars outside shops in a busy commercial area. a third bombing killed six people near a shrine in the city of karbala. a year-long inquiry into british media practices ended today with a call for new regulation. lord justice brian leveson
to be accelerating the un-pegging versus the u.s. dollar, which will create more uncertainty about the dollar versus china, and therefore the value of what business companies are doing in china. >> tom: we spoke with william nobrega, managing partner at the conrad group, an emerging markets investment advisor about what the new leaders need to do. one of the things that they need to do is taking the reform and building the institution so they need a robust healthcare system and education system. therthere is a growing inequaliy between rich and poor in china and that is a grave concern for the new leadership. >> the outgoing president 'senet corruptions that you haven't heard from a chinese leader. saying "combatting corruption is a major political issue" how big of an economic issue is it. they are going to lose faith in the government and you can see some wide scale issues coming about. the question is can they tackle corruption and they have not been successful yet. $120 billion has left the country in graft. it filters through to the provinces and it's a big issue. >> are you looking at china pu
. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." we begin with what has become the un-official post- thanksgiving past-time for many americans: shopping. the black friday doorbuster sales began earlier than ever. yesterday, in fact. but stores were busy with shoppers hunting for deals. holiday sales are expected to increase by about 4% this year, to more than $580 billion, according to the national retail federation. allison worrell kicks off out coverage of retail's big day. >> it's 5:30 in the morning at one of miami's most popular malls, and while it may look tame now, but this is the calm before the black friday shopping storm. >> reporter: from the victoria's secret's pink, to the apple store, people are enthusiastic about buying and it shows. david vaton is on the hunt for an ipad mini and he says when it comes to getting a good deal, sleep is overrated. >> i stayed up the whole night, i did not go to sleep at all. today, so it's been a really long night. >> i got up at 2:00 in the morning. i probably got like five hours of sleep but i'm awkwardly awake right now. >> how much do you expect to sa
' agenda today: harsh criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice by republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain. they attacked her for saying the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, had been a spontaneous outburst of muslim anger when officials already knew it was a terrorist attack. and they insisted they'd oppose having her replace hillary clinton, who's stepping down as secretary of state. >> this is about the role she played around four dead americans when it seems to be that the story coming out of the administration-- and she's the point person-- is so disconnected from reality, i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: in response, the president was vehement in his defense of ambassador rice. >> let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an app
to withdraw. thousands of refugees fled today as the rebels pushed into the city. some 1,500 u.n. peacekeepers and armor stood aside, and did not try to block the advance. congo has accused neighboring rwanda of backing the rebels in an effort to control the region's mineral wealth. federal prosecutors in new york announced charges today in what could be the single biggest insider trading payoff ever. mathew martoma allegedly used confidential information about an alzheimer's drug to make more than a quarter-billion dollars. at the time, in 2006, he managed a hedge fund portfolio. for more, we turn to david voreacos of bloomberg news. >> thank you for having me. sreenivasan: first off how did this alleged scream work. what kind of information was being traded? >> well, the prosecutors today in new york allege that a hedge fund advisor at f.a.c. capital advisors in connecticut which is run by billionaire steve cohen gathered inside information about an alzheimers cli.$kal drug trial that was being conducted. based on that information he built a position of $700 million in the two drug companies
we'll get. une loyment, as yout, remember, it dips down unexpectedly to 7.8%, i expect that will notch up a tenth or two. i don't think we go over 8%. >> susie: it could notch up a bilt. good information. mark, always a pleasure talking to you. mark zandi. >> thank you. >> tom: still ahead, from downed powerlines, to flooded out utilities, we talk about powering back up after sandy, with the head of nextera energy. >> susie: hurricane sandy has created an energy shock in the northeast, gas pumps aren't working, supplies are tight, and where there is fuel, there are long lines; reminiscent of the 1970's gas shortage. with two jor gasoline refineries in the northeast region still shut down, capacity is off 10%. and with spotty power,so especially in parts of new jersey, gas pumps don't work, so many gas stations are closed to drivers, and people looking tod fu their generators. >> tom: airli ts, trucking companies and railroads are all working to untangle the mess left in sandy's wake. bridges into manhattan are now open again, but not all the traffic tunnels have re-open
and labor un-rest. >> reporter: hostess brands says it decided to liquidate after a strike by members of the bakery, confectionery, tobacco workers, and grain millers international union crippled production at several plants. the workers walked off their jobs a week ago protesting pay cuts and benefit concessions the company demanded in order to exit bankruptcy reorganization. >> it's a shock for a lot of us. we are actually people who want to work, but we are tired of this company's way of constantly lying to us. >> reporter: hostess had already reached a deal with the teamsters union. the irving, texas company filed for chapter eleven in january-- the second time in less than three years. hostess operates nearly 1,200 bakeries, distribution centers, and outlet stores in the u.s. the 82-year old company employs about 18,000 people. many iconic hostess brands could continue to live on after the company's demise. it says it wants to sell as much of its infrastructure as possible. diane eastabrook, "n.b.r.," chicago. >> susie: our next guest says don't panic, twinkies will not disappea
outrage with senators mccain and graham. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> mccain fired back at obama. >> if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> so what do senators mccain and graham want? get this. a watergate style select committee to investigate admini the benghazi attack. >> question. under the rules of the senate it only takes one senator to put a hold on a presidential nomination. so how can president obama get around this? eleanor clift. >> he doesn't need to get around anything. if he wants to nominate susan rice, he is going to do it up- front and he is going to fight for her. and lindsey graham and john mccain are a committee of two in wanting a select committee to investigate watergate style benghazi. i don't even think most republicans have the appetite for. that secondly, john mccain just did an enormous favor for susan rice because he just boosted her chances that she is likely to be nominated
there is some truth to this story that education matters more on determining economic rewards.un but the more we looked at this, the less satised we were that explanation. that it couldn't explain why the economic gains were so concentrated within a very small subset of the educated people in american society. i mean 29% of americans now have college degrees but much, much smaller percenge ofge americans were benefiting from this economic transformation. >> well as we speak i can hear all of those free-marketersl ou they say "come on, piers -- come on hacker, it is the global economy. it's the cheap labor overseas. it's those kehigh-technology skills tha you say are required, these deep forces that aually are beyond our control, and are making iarevitable this division between the top and everyone else," right? that's what they were saying as they lsten to you right now. >> we think the story that's told about how the global economy haso shifted clearly matters. >> and again we wouldn't want to say that the kinds of changes that they were it talking about don't matter at allat but they still lea
border town where government forces and rebels are engaged in heavy fighting. the u.n.'s humanitarian agency said today that most of the refugees fled to nearby turkey. in all, some 120,000 syrians are now living there in camps. still, president bashar assad told russian tv he has no regrets about his actions to crush the rebels, and he insisted it is not a "civil war." >>> it's not about the conciliation between the syrians and syria, don't have-- it's about terrorism and support coming from abroad for terrorists to destabilize syria. this is our war. >> sreenivasan: meanwhile, a report in "the new york times" depicted declining public support in syria for the rebels. the "times" said syrian civilians are increasingly frustrated with the anti-assad forces over unnecessary destruction and criminal behavior. the u.s. navy has reprimanded seven active duty members of seal team six, including one involved in the raid that killed osama bin laden. all received letters of reprimand for allegedly sharing classified information with a video game maker. they've also been docked half their pay
off suspects. u.n. ambassador susan rice used the edited version in remarks five days after the attack. some republicans have accused her of downplaying the terror link to avoid hurting the president's re-election bid. but senate intelligence chair dianne feinstein defended rice today. >> we have seen wrong intelligence before. and it all surrounded our going into iraq. and a lot of people were killed based on bad intelligence. so and i don't think that's fair game. i think mission takes-- mistakes get made. >> holman: the benghazi attack killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. in afghanistan, 17 civilians were killed today when their bus set off a roadside bomb. the victims were on their way to a wedding. separately, two nato service members were killed in a roadside bomb attack in the eastern part of the country. there was hopeful talk today about avoiding the "fiscal cliff" after president obama met with congressional leaders at the white house. a series of tax increases and spending cuts will kick in on january 1, unless the two sides can come to agreement.
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